"Muscles, Masses and Motion": The Physiology Of Normality, Hypotonicity, Spasticity And Rigidity by E. Geoffrey Walsh"Muscles, Masses and Motion": The Physiology Of Normality, Hypotonicity, Spasticity And Rigidity by E. Geoffrey Walsh

"Muscles, Masses and Motion": The Physiology Of Normality, Hypotonicity, Spasticity And Rigidity

byE. Geoffrey Walsh

Hardcover | January 29, 1993

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This book reviews current understanding of normal muscle tone and how it differs in spastic, thixotropic and hypotonic patients. The book contains practical advice on measuring the postural system and will be of interest to pediatricians and also to physiologists involved in investigating muscle tone.
Title:"Muscles, Masses and Motion": The Physiology Of Normality, Hypotonicity, Spasticity And RigidityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 9.71 × 7.16 × 0.92 inPublished:January 29, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521432294

ISBN - 13:9780521432290

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; 1. Concepts, clinical methods and contractions; 2. Historical and elementary methods of measuring muscle tone; 3. Displacement as the independent variable; 4. Torque as the independent variable; 5. Feedback-induced changes; 6. Measurements of stiffness and inertia in absolute units; 7. Thixotropy: a time-dependent stiffness; 8. Hypotonia; 9. The use of abruptly alternating torques to investigate the postural system; 10. Hypotonia: rigidity, spasticity and other conditions; 11. Whole body vibrations and integrative aspects; 12. Glossary of biomechanical terms; References; Index.

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"A glossary and introductory chapter are of great assistance in clarifying terms and concepts. The overall organization of the text is excellent, with logical progression from one concept to the next...Readers interested in the historical developments of research in biomechanics will find Walsh's text to be a valuable and entertaining reference." Elizabeth H. Littell, Physical Therapy